Movers & Shakers! Creating Dangling Earrings


Date: June 23-25, 2023 (Summer)
Medium: Metals, clay
Instructor: Debora Jackson (email)
Skill Level: All

Learn how to design and create a striking collection of fashionable earrings with polymer clay in a variety of shapes and patterns. The star of this class is a simple Bull’s Eye Cane that you’ll learn how to transform in 20 different ways! Debbie will show you how to make an assortment of earring components and tastefully arrange them into an impressive collection of earrings without using any cookie cutters or templates! She will also teach a variety of ways to add dangling elements with hinges and other mediums. If you like earrings that dangle, move and shake, this class is for you!

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Undergraduate Credit

Graduate Credit

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.

Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

Estimated cost for items to purchase and bring: $45


Six 2-ounce packs of Premo polymer clay in contrasting colors
8" or longer acrylic roller
Needle Tool
X-Acto knife (or craft knife)
Cutting blade for clay
Loctite Super Glue Gel
Small bottle of Translucent Liquid Sculpey
Jewelry tools (round and flat-nosed pliers, wire cutters)
Pack of 3"-4" gold and/or silver eye pins
Assorted small metal and/or glass beads for embellishments
8-10 mm gold and/or silver jump rings
Gold and/or Silver Ear Posts & Ear Wires
Small sheets of scrap paper
Note Pad & Pen

Note-- Many of these supplies can be found in your local craft supply stores such as Michaels, JoAnns, Dick Blicks and Hobby Lobby. A nice assortment of Premo clay colors can be found at Munro Crafts in Michigan where they have half-price specials twice a month on most of their supplies. For more info, go to

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $TBD*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

Studio supply fees are an estimate and can be subject to change due to supply chain issues or transportation cost.

About the Instructor

Artist, author and educator Debbie Jackson is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio), where she received a B.S. degree in Art Education. She currently teaches a variety of polymer clay classes at conferences, to Guilds and other art-related venues. She resides in Columbus, Ohio. Debbie is the author of Polymer Clay Jewelry, which was published in 2004. She has over 25 years of experience in teaching and working with polymer clay. Her works are currently being sold at art shows and in the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.